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Updated: 7/8/2019

Wheeler Regains Top Slot

On the strength of 5th- and 1st-place finishes in the back-to-back MLF Bass Pro Tour events at Table Rock Lake, Jacob Wheeler has moved back into the top slot in the BassFan World Rankings. He supplants BPT Angler of the Year Edwin Evers, who slipped to No. 2 with finishes of 24th and 42nd at Table Rock.

Brandon Cobb and John Cox also dropped one position each to 3rd and 4th, respectively. Aaron Martens, the winner of the first Table Rock derby, climbed 25 positions to settle in at No. 5.

The remainder of the top 10 consists Jordan Lee (6th), Ott DeFoe (7th), Jacob Powroznik (8th), Bryan Thrift (9th) and Brent Ehrler (10th).

Jamie Hartman, winner of the Lake Guntersville Bassmaster Elite Series, gained 39 spots to 14th. Lake Champlain FLW Tour winner Casey Scanlon moved up 82 places to 103rd.

The next event that will impact the Rankings is the FLW Cup, set of Aug. 8-11 at Lake Hamilton in Arkansas.

Current Rankings - 7/8/2019

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Place Prior Start Angler City State Boat/Motor Points
367 386 324 Shirley Crain Van Buren AR 1.354
366 362 264 Bill Day Frankfort KY 5.671
364 369 323 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 6.733
363 365 322 Jay Brainard Enid OK 7.748
362 361 319 Dave Smith Del City OK Ranger/Mercury 8.672
361 363 Jason Christy Dadeville AL 9.818
360 358 286 Tim McDonald Hagerhill KY 13.612
359 360 Chip Harrington Olathe KS 17.134
358 352 300 Chase Brooks Iraan TX 20.468
357 359 Alton Wilhoit Harrah OK 22.166
356 357 Chuck Medley Owens Cross Roads AL 25.950
355 355 Charles Stratton Chafee MO 26.001
354 354 317 Steven Hatala St. Clair Shores MI 26.463
353 341 247 Dean Alexander Florence TX 26.548
352 353 318 William Campbell Middlesboro KY 26.618
351 356 Drew Ratley Shreveport LA 27.749
350 349 312 Glenn Browne Ocala FL Ranger/Evinrude 27.939
349 348 295 Harry Moore Valley AL 28.755
348 350 Kevin Finley Phoenix AZ 30.198
347 351 Rex Jaeger Hamilton OH 32.263
346 342 308 Matt Garner Seminole OK 33.075
345 344 253 Kenneth (Boo) Woods Oneida KY Ranger/Mercury 33.234
344 343 309 Freddy Hurley Somerset KY 33.504
343 327 257 Jim Moulton Merced CA Ranger/Mercury 33.565
342 347 Tim Malone Gatlinburg TN 34.384
341 346 Derek Fulps Broken Arrow OK 35.865
340 336 302 Ronald Young Lake Wales FL 36.867
339 337 299 Cameron Gautney Muscle Shoals AL 38.325
338 345 Troy Roder Brookeland TX 39.579
337 318 238 Robert Pearson Oak Hill VA Ranger/Evinrude 39.752
336 335 296 Richie Eaves Nauvoo IL 40.815
335 340 Randy Despino Colfax LA 42.104
334 295 232 Keith Bryan Novato CA 42.328
333 304 237 Chris Gosselaar Fresno CA 42.374
332 334 313 Bill Hutchison Bessemer AL 42.383
331 323 314 Tony Dumitras Winston GA 43.329
330 330 Brant Grimm Church Hill TN 43.576
329 293 219 Todd Hollowell Fishers IN Ranger/Mercury 44.285
328 324 292 Clint Brown Bainbridge GA 44.320
327 317 290 Greg Mansfield Burnsville MN 45.774
326 331 Marty Lawrence Mesa AZ 46.353
325 339 David Gaston Sylacauga AL 46.488
324 338 Robert Case Point TX 47.143
323 303 226 Dennis Tietje Roanoke LA Nitro/Mercury 47.811
322 325 Charles Ingram Santa Fe TN Ranger/Honda 47.854
321 328 Randy Allen Shreveport LA 48.074
320 276 217 Wade Curtiss Meadow Vista CA Phoenix/Mercury 48.227
319 272 220 Jim Dillard West Monroe LA Ranger/Mercury 48.378
318 278 284 Ron Farrow Rock Hill SC 49.143
317 283 222 Peter Thliveros Jacksonville FL Ranger/Evinrude 49.176
316 316 Hunter Freeman Monroe LA 49.435
315 297 289 Craig Rozema Simpsonsville SC 51.052
314 315 Bailey Boutries Daphne AL 51.284
313 333 Quentin Cappo Prairieville LA 52.075
312 309 276 David Nichol Gainesville GA 52.151
311 319 Harvey Horne Bella Vista AR 52.542
310 332 Dale Hightower Sand Springs OK 52.702
309 262 206 Jason Johnson Dawsonville GA Phoenix/Mercury 52.863
308 258 173 Michael Wooley Collierville TN Ranger/Mercury 53.320
307 268 283 Chris Whitson Louisville TN 54.084
306 298 281 Chris Neau New Orleans LA 54.869
305 261 190 Derrick Blake Rockwood TN 55.850
304 320 Frank Talley Temple TX 56.034
303 314 Ed Loughran III Richmond VA 56.274
302 256 191 John Devere Berea KY Ranger/Yamaha 56.290
301 326 Cody Murray Nampa ID 56.746
300 321 Gary Clouse La Vergne TN Phoenix/Mercury 57.040
299 286 Michael Matthee Centurion 57.286
298 289 270 Taylor Ashley Warrior AL 58.221
297 288 260 Allen Boyd Salem IN 58.225
296 296 272 David Larson Mound MN 58.448
295 300 Colby Schrumpf Highland IL 59.222
294 313 Derek Hudnall Baton Rouge LA Skeeter/Yamaha 59.259
293 307 Jonathan Canada Helena AL 59.814
292 308 Rob Digh Denver NC 59.980
291 301 Mike Huff Corbin KY 60.594
290 302 Corey Neece Bristol TN 60.781
289 292 Sam George Athens AL 61.086
288 291 Jon Englund Farwell MN 61.218
287 294 252 Scott Ashmore Broken Arrow OK Legend/Yamaha 61.522
286 329 A.J. Slegona Pine Bush NY 61.582
285 306 227 Robert Behrle Hoover AL 62.028
284 281 Austin Wilson Citrus Heights CA 62.869
283 275 262 Furman (Joe) Thompson Clayton GA 62.883
282 310 Randy Pierson Oakdale CA 62.897
281 311 Greg DiPalma Millville NJ 63.968
280 322 Hensley Powell Whitwell TN 64.183
279 277 259 Richard Lowitzki St. Charles IL 64.751
278 284 Dicky Newberry Houston TX 64.755
277 312 Tyler Rivet Raceland LA 65.146
276 273 Tyler Woolcott Port Orange FL 65.666
275 287 Brad Whatley Bivins TX Phoenix/Mercury 66.004
274 290 Jacob Wall Jacksonville OR 66.526
273 266 244 Nick Gainey Charleston SC 66.579
272 305 Derrick Snavely Rogersville TN 67.669
271 260 258 Chad Randles Elkhorn NE 68.183
270 263 273 Mark Fisher Glenview IL 68.390
269 299 Charles Sim Ottawa ON Ranger 68.867
268 267 254 Gary Yamamoto Mineola TX Legend/Yamaha 70.991
267 252 282 Chad Warren Sand Springs OK 71.033
266 251 212 Rusty Trancygier Hahira GA Ranger/Yamaha 72.227
265 282 Tommy Dickerson Orange TX 72.532
264 255 199 Jim Jones Big Bend WI 73.145
263 280 Dakota Ebare Denham Springs LA 73.397
262 250 274 Lendell Martin, Jr. Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Yamaha 73.462
261 254 297 Russell Cecil Willis TX 73.732
260 279 Joel Willert Prior Lake MN 74.789
259 285 277 Eric Jackson Walling TN 74.847
258 269 Wade Strelic Alpine CA 75.577
257 274 Ryan Salzman Huntsville AL 75.666
256 259 221 Pete Ponds Madison MS Ranger/Mercury 76.322
255 265 Luke Palmer Coalgate OK 76.834
254 212 82 J.T. Kenney Palm Bay FL Ranger/Mercury 76.919
253 215 197 Billy Shelton III La Crosse VA 77.298
252 241 218 Bob Morin Seymour TN 77.933
251 236 261 Jimmy Houston Cookson OK Ranger/Mercury 78.902
250 264 Garrett Paquette Canton MI 80.050
249 257 256 Evan Barnes Hot Springs AR 80.479
248 253 268 Rob Jordan Flowery Branch GA 80.744
247 234 298 Glenn Chappelear Acworth GA 80.826
246 245 236 Zell Rowland Montgomery TX Skeeter/Yamaha 81.908
245 246 Miles Burghoff Hixson TN Nitro/Mercury 82.129
244 271 Nick LeBrun Bossier City LA 82.406
243 270 Lee Livesay Longview TX Ballistic/Mercury 83.290
242 242 255 Matt Wittekiend Angleton TX 83.904
241 238 214 Scott Dobson Clarkston MI 83.905
240 225 187 Clayton Batts Macon GA 84.287
239 226 148 Jay Kendrick Grant AL Triton/Mercury 84.498
238 218 301 David Wootton Collierville TN 84.654
237 230 205 Randy Haynes Ripley MS Ranger/Mercury 84.841
236 235 177 Rex Huff Corbin KY 84.849
235 219 167 Randy Blaukat Joplin MO Ranger/Mercury 85.232
234 214 204 Morizo Shimizu Osaka Champion/Mercury 85.236
233 244 241 Charlie Evans Gilbertsville KY 85.414
232 247 Patrick Walters Summerville SC Falcon/Yamaha 85.443
231 222 271 Ryan Chandler Hobart IN 85.663
230 243 245 Troy Morrow Eastanollee GA Ranger/Mercury 86.820
229 224 196 Paul Elias Laurel MS Bass Cat/Honda 87.758
228 237 242 Jimmy Brewer Marshall TX 88.078
227 171 225 Jesse Tacoronte Orlando FL 88.628
226 229 234 Curtis Richardson Belleville ON 89.249
225 248 Drew Cook Midway FL Skeeter/Yamaha 89.638
224 233 215 Billy Hines Vacaville CA Ranger/Mercury 90.152
223 231 278 Tim Cales Sandstone WV 90.212
222 239 200 Jeff Dobson Bartlesville OK 90.988
221 228 128 Clark Reehm Shreveport LA Skeeter/Yamaha 91.502
220 227 166 David Fritts Lexington NC Ranger/Evinrude 91.630
219 240 Bradford Beavers Summerville SC Ranger/Mercury 92.060
218 217 208 Blake Smith Lakeland FL 93.317
217 223 287 Andy Wicker Pomaria SC 93.829
216 232 163 Shawn Murphy Nicholasville KY Ranger/Evinrude 94.491
215 249 Ron Nelson Berrien Springs MI Ranger/Mercury 95.220
214 221 161 Scott Wiley Bay Minette AL Ranger/Mercury 95.463
213 191 170 Darrell Ocamica New Plymouth ID Phoenix/Yamaha 96.243
212 213 188 Brett Preuett Monroe LA 96.377
211 200 195 Luke Dunkin Lawrenceburg TN 96.457
210 194 210 Andy Young Mound MN 96.753
209 208 209 Timmy Thompkins Myrtle Beach SC 97.098
208 216 249 Cody Kelley Conway AR 98.196
207 204 229 Jim Tutt Longview TX Ranger/Evinrude 99.070
206 189 154 Barry Wilson Birmingham AL Ranger/Evinrude 99.089
205 192 305 Darrell Davis Dover FL 99.233
204 207 235 Cody Hahner Wausau WI 99.464
203 203 143 Jimmy Reese Witter Springs CA Ranger/Mercury 99.638
202 210 159 Britt Myers Lake Wylie SC Bass Cat/Mercury 101.128
201 201 211 Mike Surman Boca Raton FL Ranger/Evinrude 101.610
200 202 146 Aaron Britt Yuba City CA Ranger/Mercury 102.104
199 206 203 Rob Kilby Hot Springs AR Ranger/Mercury 102.552
198 184 240 Randy Sullivan Breckenridge TX 102.716
197 209 160 Jason Meninger Gainesville GA Ranger/Yamaha 103.397
196 186 172 Tyler Carriere Youngsville LA 103.466
195 180 178 Tommy Biffle Wagoner OK Ranger/Mercury 103.631
194 195 184 Cliff Prince Palatka FL Phoenix/Mercury 103.709
193 168 77 Johnny McCombs Mount Olive AL 104.349
192 211 194 Bernie Schultz Gainesville FL Ranger/Mercury 104.462
191 205 179 Bill McDonald Greenwood IN Ranger/Evinrude 104.576
190 188 202 Jay Yelas Lincoln City OR Skeeter/Yamaha 104.889
189 157 149 Jamie Horton Centerville AL Ranger/Mercury 105.808
188 181 157 Kelly Jordon Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 105.908
187 179 180 Shaw E. Grigsby, Jr. Gainesville FL Triton/Mercury 106.039
186 220 251 Daryl Biron South Windsor CT 106.717
185 193 303 Yusuke Miyazaki Mineola TX Skeeter/Yamaha 107.721
184 182 248 Kyle Monti Okeechobee FL Phoenix/Mercury 107.803
183 187 198 Shane Lineberger Lincolnton NC 108.175
182 198 162 Jim Moynagh Carver MN Ranger/Yamaha 108.178
181 173 228 Rick Morris Bracey VA Falcon/Mercury 108.332
180 162 133 Bradley Hallman Norman OK Phoenix/Mercury 108.395
179 176 144 Kerry Milner Bono AR 108.799
178 190 176 James Watson Waynesville MO Ranger/Mercury 108.844
177 155 155 Tim Horton Muscle Shoals AL Nitro/Mercury 109.920
176 166 152 John Hunter, Jr. Shelbyville KY Falcon/Suzuki 110.048
175 170 122 Chris McCall Jasper TX Legend/Evinrude 110.475
174 158 87 Brandon Coulter Knoxville TN Falcon/Mercury 110.633
173 161 145 Joey Cifuentes Clinton AR Ranger/Mercury 111.482
172 183 201 Grae Buck Harleysville PA Triton/Mercury 111.651
171 151 120 Jason Abram Chuckey TN Ranger/Yamaha 111.709
170 178 168 Brandon Mosley Choctaw OK 111.976
169 147 230 Wes Logan Springville AL Blazer/Mercury 112.367
168 163 243 Chris Groh Spring Grove IL Phoenix/Mercury 112.417
167 175 117 Carl Jocumsen Queensland Bass Cat/Evinrude 112.610
166 177 165 Robbie Latuso Gonzales LA 112.722
165 172 193 Joshua Weaver Macon GA 112.838
164 149 263 Miles Howe San Juan Capistrano CA 113.333
163 164 116 Brad Dortch Atmore AL Blazer/Mercury 113.731
162 174 186 Matt Greenblatt Port St. Lucie FL Ranger/Yamaha 113.791
161 143 153 Kyle Weisenburger Ottawa OH 113.845
160 156 142 Tim Frederick Leesburg FL Falcon/Mercury 114.418
159 167 126 Russ Lane Prattville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 114.449
158 197 223 Tom Redington Royse City TX 114.485
157 169 269 Bill Weidler Helena AL Triton/Mercury 114.628
156 150 156 Ramie Colson, Jr. Cadiz KY Bullet/Evinrude 115.226
155 146 85 Jason Lambert Michie TN Blazer/Evinrude 115.321
154 126 164 Tom Monsoor La Crosse WI Ranger/Mercury 115.387
153 160 129 Darrel Robertson Jay OK Ranger/Yamaha 115.596
152 134 94 Greg Bohannan Rogers AR Ranger/Evinrude 116.074
151 127 181 Rick Clunn Ava MO Nitro/Mercury 116.469
150 196 192 Christopher Brasher Spring TX 116.675
149 148 132 Cliff Crochet Pierre Part LA Skeeter/Yamaha 116.916
148 140 135 Chad Morgenthaler Coulterville IL Phoenix/Mercury 117.004
147 154 147 Kyle Cortiana Broken Arrow OK 117.268
146 142 174 Terry Scroggins San Mateo FL Triton/Yamaha 117.452
145 121 64 Mike McClelland Bella Vista AR Ranger/Mercury 117.526
144 199 150 Scott Suggs Bryant AR Ranger/Evinrude 118.509
143 141 294 J Todd Tucker Moultrie GA Phoenix/Mercury 118.781
142 135 140 Koby Kreiger Bokeelia FL Ranger/Evinrude 119.321
141 139 189 Todd Auten Gastonia NC Ranger/Mercury 119.439
140 117 51 Steve Kennedy Auburn AL Bass Cat/Yamaha 119.806
139 165 171 Kurt Dove Fairfax VA Skeeter/Yamaha 120.189
138 152 151 Skylar Hamilton Dandridge TN 120.310
137 138 118 Larry Nixon Quitman AR Ranger/Evinrude 120.839
136 144 182 Brad Knight Lancing TN Phoenix/Mercury 120.934
135 153 175 Kurt Mitchell Milford DE 121.079
134 159 231 Tyler Stewart West Monroe LA 122.422
133 128 158 Matt Reed Madisonville TX Nitro/Mercury 122.432
132 120 114 Dylan Hays El Dorado AR Nitro/Mercury 122.716
131 123 239 Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown OH Phoenix/Mercury 122.886
130 125 108 Jason Reyes Humble TX Ranger/Mercury 123.594
129 130 84 Matthew Stefan Junction City WI Skeeter/Yamaha 123.840
128 109 123 Jeff Kriet Ardmore OK Triton/Yamaha 123.974
127 122 91 Chad Grigsby Maple Grove MN Ranger/Mercury 124.087
126 132 98 John Murray Spring City TN Ranger/Mercury 125.090
125 108 104 Boyd Duckett Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 125.633
124 119 169 Josh Douglas Mound MN 125.917
123 145 131 John Voyles Petersburg IN Phoenix/Mercury 126.246
122 116 127 Gary Klein Mingus TX Triton/Mercury 126.331
121 118 112 James Niggemeyer Van TX Ranger/Yamaha 126.343
120 103 60 Ish Monroe Hughson CA Ranger/Yamaha 126.916
119 104 250 Sheldon Collings Grove OK Ranger/Mercury 127.183
118 129 103 Brock Mosley Collinsville MS 127.319
117 131 125 Fletcher Shryock Newcomerstown OH Nitro/Mercury 127.371
116 133 100 Kelley Jaye Dadeville AL Ranger/Mercury 127.825
115 112 57 Shinichi Fukae Osaka Ranger/Mercury 127.946
114 89 83 David Walker Sevierville TN Ranger/Evinrude 128.123
113 94 58 Matt Lee Guntersville AL Ranger/Yamaha 128.223
112 114 121 Brian Snowden Reeds Springs MO Nitro/Mercury 128.326
111 113 110 Jason Williamson Aiken SC Nitro/Mercury 128.336
110 102 124 Jordan Osborne Longview TX Bass Cat/Mercury 128.733
109 137 113 Bryan Schmitt Deale MD Ranger/Mercury 128.934
108 98 233 Todd Castledine Nacogdoches TX Ranger/Mercury 129.307
107 124 96 Jonathon VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 130.080
106 136 115 Anthony Gagliardi Prosperity SC Falcon/Evinrude 130.650
105 110 65 Justin Atkins Florence AL Falcon/Evinrude 131.609
104 96 107 David Mullins Mt. Carmel TN Triton/Mercury 132.247
103 185 139 Casey Scanlon Lenexa KS Nitro/Mercury 132.335
102 84 138 Roy Hawk Lake Havasu City AZ 132.602
101 87 81 Alex Davis Albertville AL Ranger/Mercury 133.202
100 107 62 Clark Wendlandt Cedar Park TX Ranger/Evinrude 133.429
99 106 88 Scott Rook Little Rock AR Ranger/Mercury 133.830
98 83 69 Brett Hite Phoenix AZ Ranger/Mercury 133.895
97 105 89 Marty Robinson Lyman SC Skeeter/Yamaha 134.392
96 75 26 David Williams Maiden NC Nitro/Mercury 134.531
95 79 134 Billy McCaghren Mayflower AR Bass Cat/Mercury 136.040
94 88 136 Brandon Card Caryville TN Bass Cat/Suzuki 136.124
93 86 90 Dave Lefebre Erie PA Ranger/Mercury 136.791
92 97 207 Ray Hanselman Del Rio TX 137.776
91 85 49 Brandon McMillan Belle Glade FL Bass Cat/Mercury 137.798
90 91 109 Mark Davis Mt. Ida AR Skeeter/Yamaha 138.387
89 93 224 Matt Becker Finleyville PA 138.488
88 99 72 Randy Howell Guntersville AL Triton/Mercury 138.778
87 111 105 Hank Cherry Lincolnton NC Bass Cat/Mercury 138.917
86 115 213 Caleb Sumrall New Iberia LA 138.930
85 73 141 Jake Whitaker Fairview NC Triton/Mercury 139.682
84 80 216 Jared McMillan Belle Glade FL Ranger/Mercury 140.669
83 67 53 Jeff Gustafson Keewatin ON Lund/Mercury 140.733
82 101 137 Stephen Browning Hot Springs AR Triton/Mercury 140.800
81 58 30 Skeet Reese Auburn CA Ranger/Mercury 140.816
80 70 74 Alton Jones, Sr. Waco TX Skeeter/Yamaha 141.268
79 66 86 Paul Mueller Naugatuck CT Triton/Mercury 142.230
78 72 95 Andrew Upshaw Tulsa OK Bass Cat/Mercury 142.232
77 65 70 Keith Poche Pike Road AL Triton/Mercury 143.896
76 76 183 Brian Latimer Belton SC Falcon/Mercury 145.246
75 62 68 Chris Lane Guntersville AL Nitro/Mercury 145.329
74 78 111 Mark Menendez Paducah KY Skeeter/Yamaha 145.500
73 100 102 Matt Herren Trussville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 145.895
72 92 97 Chad Pipkens Holt MI Skeeter/Yamaha 146.059
71 69 61 Takahiro Omori Emory TX Ranger/Yamaha 146.398
70 68 59 Alton Jones, Jr. Lorena TX Skeeter/Yamaha 146.870
69 55 45 Gerald Spohrer Gonzales LA Bass Cat/Suzuki 147.675
68 90 73 Greg Vinson Wetumpka AL Phoenix/Mercury 148.065
67 82 52 Jesse Wiggins Addison AL Bass Cat/Honda 148.069
66 74 93 Clent Davis Montevallo AL Phoenix/Evinrude 148.192
65 61 78 John Crews, Jr. Salem VA Bass Cat/Mercury 148.456
64 81 80 Adrian Avena Vineland NJ BassCat/Suzuki 149.277
63 95 79 Fred Roumbanis Russellville AR Triton/Mercury 149.489
62 64 37 Gerald Swindle Warrior AL Phoenix/Mercury 149.522
61 36 8 James Elam Tulsa OK Phoenix/Mercury 149.604
60 49 119 Braxton Setzer Auburn AL Ranger/Evinrude 149.988
59 59 130 Terry Bolton, Jr. Paducah KY Ranger/Evinrude 150.728
58 50 56 Shane Lehew Charlotte NC Ranger/Evinrude 150.729
57 48 50 Randall Tharp Port St. Joe FL Phoenix/Yamaha 150.879
56 77 34 Cliff Pace Petal MS Skeeter/Yamaha 151.389
55 52 38 Zack Birge Blanchard OK BassCat/Mercury 152.733
54 42 99 Jeremy Lawyer Sarcoxie MO Ranger/Mercury 153.082
53 63 76 Bill Lowen Brookville IN XPress/Yamaha 153.462
52 54 6 Kevin VanDam Kalamazoo MI Nitro/Mercury 154.210
51 60 63 Austin Felix Eden Prairie MN 154.438
50 43 41 Brent Chapman Lake Quivira KS Triton/Mercury 155.164
49 40 185 Buddy Gross Ringgold GA Bullet/Mercury 155.491
48 32 20 Keith Combs Huntington TX Ranger/Yamaha 156.508
47 71 67 Andy Montgomery Blacksburg SC Nitro/Mercury 157.964
46 45 55 Drew Benton Panama City FL Phoenix/Mercury 158.395
45 38 23 Casey Ashley Donalds SC Triton/Mercury 158.485
44 37 92 Jared Lintner Arroyo Grande CA Ranger/Mercury 158.539
43 31 35 Clifford Pirch Payson AZ Phoenix/Suzuki 158.654
42 41 101 Cory Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 158.878
41 25 39 Dean Rojas Lake Havasu City AZ Blazer/Suzuki 159.075
40 56 48 Dustin Connell Clanton AL Triton/Mercury 159.146
39 46 46 Brandon Lester Fayetteville TN Phoenix/Mercury 159.965
38 51 33 Matt Arey Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 160.182
37 39 36 Luke Clausen Otis Orchards WA Ranger/Mercury 160.462
36 20 44 Michael Iaconelli Pittsgrove NJ Bass Cat/Yamaha 160.788
35 24 47 Micah Frazier Newnan GA Ranger/Mercury 160.953
34 57 9 Cody Meyer Grass Valley CA Ranger/Evinrude 161.551
33 35 17 Greg Hackney Gonzales LA Phoenix/Mercury 161.553
32 47 75 Joseph Webster Fulton MS 162.171
31 22 5 Jason Christie Park Hill OK Ranger/Mercury 162.608
30 34 32 Wesley Strader Spring City TN Ranger/Evinrude 163.570
29 44 71 Chris Zaldain Fort Worth TX Skeeter/Yamaha 163.874
28 12 14 Mark Daniels, Jr. Tuskegee AL Ranger/Mercury 164.872
27 33 66 David Dudley Lynchburg VA Ranger/Mercury 167.477
26 29 27 Scott Canterbury Odenville AL Skeeter/Yamaha 167.523
25 21 7 Justin Lucas Guntersville AL Phoenix/Yamaha 167.727
24 14 10 Bradley Roy Lancaster KY Triton/Mercury 167.923
23 28 21 Seth Feider Bloomington MN Bass Cat/Mercury 168.083
22 23 106 Stetson Blaylock Benton AR Nitro/Mercury 168.454
21 15 31 Andy Morgan Dayton TN Bullet/Evinrude 169.196
20 17 18 Chris Johnston Peterborough ON Ranger/Evinrude 169.305
19 13 4 Josh Bertrand San Tan Valley AZ Nitro/Mercury 169.640
18 26 19 Bobby Lane Lakeland FL Phoenix/Yamaha 169.797
17 18 40 Todd Faircloth Jasper TX Skeeter/Yamaha 170.806
16 27 42 Michael Neal Dayton TN Nitro/Yamaha 173.107
15 11 13 Scott Martin Clewiston FL Ranger/Evinrude 173.287
14 53 25 Jamie Hartman Newport NY Nitro/Mercury 173.874
13 19 12 Mark Rose Wynne AR Ranger/Mercury 175.452
12 10 54 Jeff Sprague Point TX Bass Cat/Mercury 176.663
11 9 3 Brandon Palaniuk Hayden ID Skeeter/Yamaha 178.034
10 7 15 Brent Ehrler Redlands CA Ranger/Mercury 178.704
9 8 2 Bryan Thrift Shelby NC Ranger/Evinrude 183.613
8 6 28 Jacob Powroznik North Prince George VA Ranger/Mercury 183.646
7 16 16 Ott DeFoe Blaine TN NItro/Mercury 183.735
6 5 22 Jordan Lee Grant AL Ranger/Yamaha 185.213
5 30 11 Aaron Martens Leeds AL Phoenix/Mercury 186.210
4 3 24 John Cox Debary FL Crestliner/Mercury 186.982
3 2 43 Brandon Cobb Greenwood SC Falcon/Mercury 187.555
2 1 29 Edwin Evers Talala OK Nitro/Mercury 199.308
1 4 1 Jacob Wheeler Harrison TN Triton/Evinrude 207.184

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The BassFan World Rankings were created in 2001 to answer a simple question - who is the best professional bass angler in the world? - and to give fishing fans a way to track their favorite pros, as well as to show the non-fishing world that consistently catching fish isn't "just luck".


While the three leagues - Major League Fishing, B.A.S.S. and FLW - have their own single-year point races (called Angler of the Year races, which are not rankings), and "power rankings" have occasionally up in the sport, these are not World Rankings. World Rankings in all professional sports are complex, multi-year statistical endeavors simply because that's the only way to accurately and fairly show consistent performance over time.


Until BassFan did it, no one produced a statistical, multi-year ranking system for professional bass fishing using results from the top tours. These are the MLF Bass Pro Tour, Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Tour. The BassFan World Rankings will also include results from other competitive (i.e., non-exhibition) tournaments that feature the world's top pros.



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  • The rankings are based on angler performance in top-level Bass Pro Tour, B.A.S.S. and FLW events. These events are the top competitions in the sport and attract the top fishermen.
  • Events are weighted based on strength of field (calculated using the BassFan World Rank of everyone in the field) and size of field, meaning that it's easier to do well in smaller-field events than larger-field ones.
  • Bonus points are given for winning and for placing in the top 10 percent in all regular-season events. No bonuses are given for league Angler of the Year awards, points or standings because that data is already accounted for in the World Rankings methodology.
  • Championships are treated differently than regular-season tournaments.
  • The BassFan World Rankings methodology ensures that anglers who fish only one circuit are not at a disadvantage versus anglers who fish more than one. Rather, anglers who fish more events have more chances to do better (or worse) than anglers who fish fewer events. A simple example: six 5th-place finishes are better than three, and four 100th-place finishes are worse than two.
  • The rankings use data from the current and immediately prior years only (a rolling 2-calendar year cycle).
  • The rankings are not an indication of who is/was the best bass angler ever. That is not a World Rankings. It's a list.
  • As with all World Rankings in all sports, the methodology used in the BassFan World Rankings calculation will change over time based on feedback from interested parties.
  • Bassmaster Opens, FLW Series (formerly Stren/EverStart) and Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament data are not included in the BassFan World Rankings because these are "minor-league" or "triple-A" events.

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